Juniper Research Forecasts Mobile Money Transfers Opportunity for Service Providers to Exceed $5bn by 2013

SOURCE:

Juniper Research Limited

2008-08-13 02:55:00

HAMPSHIRE, UK–(EMWNews – August 13, 2008) – A new analysis by Juniper Research forecasts

that Service Provider revenues, derived from mobile money transfer services

and remittances, will exceed $5bn globally by 2013 — based on the

commissions and charges that they will acquire from the gross value of

money transactions made, both domestically within countries and

internationally.

In the third report in its Mobile Payments Series, Juniper Research found

that there is a significant opportunity for the providers and vendors of

mobile money transfer services as the market takes off, beginning as soon

as 2010. The study explores how mobile money transfer will transform the

ability of the ‘underbanked’ population and migrant workers to make

remittances, using their mobile phones as mobile wallets.

Report author Howard Wilcox provided some insight into this new market:

“New services and trials are being announced almost every day. Judging from

the response from users so far to services like M-PESA and SmartMoney,

prospects for these services are excellent, both in developing and

developed countries. For many people it has been costly and difficult for

them to transfer money via existing services even to friends and family:

using mobile phones solves the problem.”

Highlights from the report include:


--  Global annual gross transaction value (including the remittance

    itself) will grow over 10 times between 2009 and 2013.

--  The opportunity for companies providing these new services is forecast

    to exceed $5bn by 2013.

--  The top 3 regions (W. Europe, Africa and Middle East and Far East &

    China) will represent over 60% of the global mobile money transfer gross

    transaction value by 2013.

    

The report provides six year regional forecasts of mobile money transfers

and remittances, providing data on subscriber take-up, transaction sizes

and volumes for both national (domestic) and international transactions.

Crucially, the report identifies the incremental ARPU opportunity for

mobile network operators, arising from these new services. The report also

offers detailed case studies from companies pioneering in this market.

Juniper Research interviewed 14 key vendors and operators active in this

market.

Whitepapers and further details of the study, “Mobile Payment Markets:

Money Transfers and Remittances 2008-2013,” can be freely downloaded from

www.juniperresearch.com. Alternatively please contact John Levett at

john.levett@juniperresearch.com, telephone +44(0)1256 830002.

Further reports in the Mobile Payments Series are:


--  Mobile Payment Markets: Digital and Physical Goods 2008-2013

    (published in July 2008)

    

--  Mobile Payment Markets: Contactless NFC 2008-2013 (published in July

    2008)

    

Juniper Research provides research and analytical services to the global

hi-tech communications sector, providing consultancy, analyst reports and

industry commentary.

Contact:
John Levett
john.levett@juniperresearch.com
+44(0)1256 830002

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